Why are LEDs so valuable? LED lighting has many health and safety benefits as well as incentives and great savings! Check out our infographic to learn the many benefits of LED Lighting--
The first of EDSS's new "Little David" video series, highlighting the benefits of energy efficient lighting and occupancy sensors. Watch Little David as he learns first hand that Occupancy Sensors are extra eyes in the back of his Mom's head.
With the tax deadline looming, many businesses are scrambling for ways to reduce their tax burden, looking for any deduction, rebate, or incentive that can chip away at what they owe Uncle Sam. One important—and often overlooked—way to increase the return on investment on commercial buildings is through the EPAct 179D Tax Deduction that incentivizes energy efficient building design.
The Climate Accord signed in Paris last month has been hailed as a turning point in the world’s attitude towards climate change because nearly all of the world's countries have committed to lowering greenhouse gas emissions. The accord aims to stop global temperatures from increasing by more than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, and it sets an aspirational target of limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. The latter goal represents a big win for the nations that are the most vulnerable to the rising sea levels and unpredictable weather patterns caused by climate change.
LEDs have improved dramatically since they were introduced to the general lighting market, especially when it comes to color temperature and color rendering.
When Congress established the Small Business Administration back in 1953, they did so to support the modestly-sized companies that play a crucial role in the American economy. Congress gave the SBA a special imperative to support these small businesses and, in particular, to foster those run by women and other disadvantaged groups. Congress realized that though women-owned businesses had become a major part of the American economy, “women, as a group, are subjected to discrimination in entrepreneurial endeavors due to their gender,” which made it hard to raise and securing capital or capturing market opportunities (Small Business Act of 1953 Section 2.H.C). We’re a woman-owned business here at EDSS, where women make crucial company decisions. Dawn Ely, our co-founder and owner, has guided our company’s development since our founding in 2007, and Sonja Berry, our COO, pilots the day to day operations alongside our CEO David Ely. Women even run three of EDSS’s five departments.
In 1974, the Detroit Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts was slated for demolition. The Music Hall may have opened in opulent splendor with a Gershwin musical in 1928, but in its fifth decade the building was deserted. But Detroit stepped up. The community saved this stunning building from the wrecking ball, and since then the Music Hall has been tenderly restored to its original Spanish Renaissance and Art Deco design. Today, with its excellent acoustics and stellar sight lines, the hall has become one of the best places in Detroit to experience the performing arts—from compelling local acts to national jazz and theater talent.
Phase 1: Learning to Ask the Right Questions
We can’t emphasize it enough, lighting is one of the most important investments you can make in your business. It can change the way your customers view your product, increase your worker’s productivity, maintain safety, and change the overall feel of a room. But like many people we meet, you may be wondering what light is right for your business and overwhelmed at navigating the world of lighting. Here we’ll go into the process and the questions you should be asking along the way.
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